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Bed time story for Monisha

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Submitted by Walter (Canada), Nov 18, 2005 at 13:16

Monisha is absolutely correct. The cause of all the violence around the world can be laid at the door of the United States because of prolific discrimination against other races. Here is the real story behind the violence around the world and how the fault lays with the USA.

On a warm sunny day in Saudi Arabia, some twenty years ago, a group of wealthy and intellectual Muslims assembled to drink some coffee and discuss the crisis plaguing the world. Within a few minutes, the majority of them agreed that most dangerous problem facing the world was discrimination against race and religion, particularly Islam and the country primarily responsible was of course the United States of American. In all fairness some of the participants posited that famine, war, poverty and disease were the greatest threat to the world, however, they were scoffed into silence, and once again the discussion focused on American discrimination.

After considering a number of solutions, the group of intellectuals agreed that the only way to stop discrimination in America was to terrorize the world with suicide bombings. One of the participants questioned the conclusion stating that if America was so discriminatory, why were millions of people trying to immigrate, legally and illegally into America. After a round of raucous laughter at the naive suggestion, the participants returned do discussing plans for suicide bombing. By the time the participants left the table they had a firm plan in place. And so it began with bombings around the world. Of course this is just a partial list. By the way, rumor has it that Osama bin Laden was at that meeting.

1. FEB 26 1993: Six people killed by a 500kg bomb beneath the World Trade Center in New York.
2 DEC 11 1994: Explosion on a Philippine Airlines jet bound for Tokyo killed one and injured ten.
3. JUN 25 1996: Nineteen US servicemen killed in Dharan, Saudi Arabia, when their housing complex was blown up by a suicide bomber.
4. AUG 7 1998: American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania attacked in suicide truck bombings. Around 230 people died.
5. SEP 11 2001: 2,986 people killed as hijacked planes are flown into New York's Twin Towers and the US Pentagon, and in a fourth hijacked airliner.
6. DEC 23 2001: Shoe bomber Richard Reid foiled trying to blow up flight from Paris to Miami.
7. MAR 17 2002: Five people killed when terrorists hurled grenades into a church in Pakistan.
8. APR 11 2002: Twenty one people, including 18 German tourists, killed when an ancient synagogue was bombed in Tunis.
9. OCT 6 2002: French oil tanker, the Limburg, attacked by a suicide speed boat off the coast of Yemen. One crew member died.
10. OCT 12 2002: A bomb in a Bali nightclub killed 202 people, mostly Australians.
11. NOV 28 2002: Sixteen dead, including three bombers, at the Israeli Paradise Hotel in Mombassa, Kenya. Two missiles missed an Israeli plane carrying 200 people.
12. MAY 12 2003: Suicide bombers hit three compounds for foreign workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The 34 dead included nine attackers.
13. MAY 16 2003: Fourteen suicide bombers attacked four targets in the Moroccan capital Casablanca. Forty one people were killed.
14. AUG 5 2003: Twelve killed by car bomb outside Marriott Hotel in Indonesian capital Jakarta.
15. NOV 8 2003: Housing complex in Riyadh attacked by suicide car bomb. Seventeen dead, 100 hurt.
16. NOV 15 2003: Two synagogues in Istanbul attacked, killing 23 and wounding at least 300.
17. NOV 20 2003: Attacks on British Consulate and HSBC bank in Istanbul killed 27 and injured more than 450. Among the dead was Consul-General Roger Scott.
18. MAR 11 2004: In Madrid, TEN bombs remotely detonated on four trains in the rush hour killed 191 commuters and wounded 2,000.
19. MAY 29 2004: Gunmen stormed residential buildings for foreign workers in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Twenty two workers killed.
20. JUN 6 2004: Gunmen attacked a BBC crew in Suweidi, Saudi Arabia. Irish cameraman Simon Cumber was killed and BBC correspondent Frank Gardener injured.
21. JUN 18 2004: American engineer Paul Johnson executed by his kidnappers in Riyadh.
22. OCT 7 2004: At least 40 people killed when three suicide bombings hit resorts on Egypt's Red Sea coast. At the Taba Hilton, a huge car bomb killed at least 30 people.
23. DEC 6 2004: Five staff and four gunmen killed in a raid on US consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Monisha is correct, if Americans stop discriminating, all this violence will cease immediately; or will it?

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